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Installing MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012 Display Assemby 



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Installing MacBook Pro 15" 
Retina Display Mid 2012 Display 

Assemby 

Written By: Jake Devincenzi 



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MacBook Pro and Air 5-Point Pentalobe MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display 



Screwdriver (1) 
Spudger (1) 

T5 Torx Screwdriver (1) 
T8 Torx Screwdriver (1) 



Assembly (1) 



SUMMARY 

Did your display assembly have an unfortunate encounter with a hard surface? Use this 
guide to replace it. 



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Step 1 — Lower Case 




• Remove the following pentalobe 
screws securing the lower case to 
the MacBook Pro with Retina 
display. 

♦ Eight 3.0 mm 

• Two 2.3 mm 



Step 2 




• Lifting from the edge nearest the 
clutch cover, lift the lower case off 
the MacBook Pro. 

• Set the lower case aside. 



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Step 3 — Battery Connector 




• Peel back the warning label 
covering the battery connector. 



Step 4 




• Using the flat end of a spudger, gently pry the battery connector straight up out of its 
socket on the logic board. 

• Bend the battery cables back and out of the way, ensuring that the battery connector 
doesn't accidentally make contact with the logic board. 



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Step 5 — AirPort/Camera Cable 




• Use the tip of a spudger to pry the 
three AirPort antenna cables 
straight up off of their sockets on 
the AirPort board. 



Step 6 




• Use the tip of a spudger to push 
the camera cable connector out of 
its socket on the logic board. 

• Be sure to push parallel 
to the board, pushing first 
on one side, then the other to 
"walk" the connector out of its 
socket. 



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Step 7 




• Insert the flat end of a spudger underneath the rubber heat sink cover on the right fan. 

• Slide the spudger underneath the length of the cover, releasing the adhesive. 

• Lift the cover and flip it back so that you can access the cables underneath. 



Step 8 




• Use your fingers to pull the AirPort/Camera cables up off the fan. 

• The cables are adhered to the fan, so peel them up carefully to prevent ripping 
any. 

• Carefully de-route the cables from the plastic cable guide. 







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Step 9 — Display Assemby 




• Use the flat end of a spudger to pry off the two rubber hinge covers, one from each end of 
the device. 



Step 10 




• Remove the two 3.1 mm T5 Torx screws securing the aluminum hinge covers to the upper 
case. 

• Remove the two aluminum hinge brackets from the MacBook Pro. 



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Step 11 




• Use the tip of a spudger to pry the display data cable lock and rotate it toward the DC-ln 
side of the computer. 

• Pull the display data cable straight out of its socket on the logic board. 

• Do not lift up on the display data cable, as its socket is very fragile. Pull the cable 
parallel to the face of the logic board. 



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Step 12 




♦ Remove four out of the six 5.3 mm 
T8 Torx screws securing the 
display to the upper case. 

• We purposely have you 
leave one screw attaching 
the display to the upper case to aid 
in future steps. 






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Step 13 



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• Open the MacBook Pro 
approximately 110 degrees, and 
place it sideways on the table, as 
shown. 

♦ While holding the display and upper 
case together with your left hand, 
remove the remaining T8 Torx 
screw from the upper display 
bracket. 



Step 14 




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• Be sure to hold the display 
and upper case together 
with your left hand. Failure to do so 
may cause the freed display/upper 
case to fall, potentially damaging 
each component. 

♦ Remove the last remaining T8 Torx 
screw securing the display to the 
upper case. 



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Step 15 




• Grip both halves of the device, one in each hand. 

• Gently push forward on the bottom half of the device to detach it from the display 
assembly. 

• Carefully set each component aside, making sure to set down the lower half keyboard-side 
down. 

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. 

This document was last generated on 2012-11-01 08:37:27 AM. 



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